Katie Pavlich Named One of Adweek's 2017 'Political Power Players'

Posted: Apr 03, 2017 10:30 AM

Adweek has released its annual list of Political Power Players - correspondents who "are on the top of their game." For 2017, Townhall Editor Katie Pavlich made the impressive list.

Here's what Adweek had to say about Pavlich's stellar reporting this past year as she stepped into her new role as a White House correspondent.

Katie Pavlich readily admits that her political coverage can lean to the right, and she freely encourages fellow reporters to acknowledge their biases in hopes of regaining the trust of many Americans.

“I think admitting my bias, which we all have, makes me more honest than people who have a clear bent who claim to be objective,” says Pavlich.

While some reporters have been iced out by the White House, Pavlich was one of just two reporters Trump called on during his February news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (The other reporter was CBN’s David Brody.)

Pavlich, who is also a Fox News contributor, tries to avoid “getting sucked into the 24-hour news cycle with a president who doesn’t seem to sleep and tweets at 5 a.m.,” she says. And while she’s as concerned as her colleagues about Trump’s disdain for so-called “fake news,” she’s more preoccupied with whom Trump hasn’t called out.

“I do wish President Trump would condemn Putin, who has journalists that disagree with him assassinated,” she remarks, adding, “Obama’s administration prosecuted more journalists with the Espionage Act than any other previous president.” –S.M.

You can check out the full list of 2017 Political Power Players here.

Congrats, Katie!